July Featured Editorial Board Members

Ian McDermott, MB BS, MS, FRCS(Orth), FFSEM(UK)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, London Sports Orthopaedics
Honorary Professor Associate, Brunel University School of Sport & Education
London, England

Ian McDermott is the founder and Managing Partner of London Sports Orthopaedics, which is one of the UK’s leading private group practices for orthopaedics and sports medicine, based in the heart of The City of London (www.sportsortho.co.uk). Ian specializes specifically solely in knee surgery, covering sports injuries, soft tissue reconstruction and arthroplasty.

Ian was the youngest ever surgeon in the history of the Royal College of Surgeons of England to be elected as a Council Member and Trustee of the college, and he has held numerous positions representing his colleagues, from being President of the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association when he was younger to being the Private Practice Rep on the Professional Practice Committee of the British Orthopaedic Association and a Board Member of The Federation of Independent Practitioners Organisations.

As part of his orthopaedic training Ian took time out to undertake full-time research under the supervision of Professor Andrew Amis at Imperial College, which fueled his ongoing passion for research and innovation in the fields of meniscal repair, meniscal transplantation, articular cartilage grafting and biological knee reconstruction. Ian is now the President of the UK Biological Knee Surgeon, and in 2012 he was also the first surgeon in the UK to implant a Conformis custom-made knee prosthesis.

Ian has published and presented widely, and has ongoing active research interests, including PhD supervision, and he is helping pioneer active research within the private sector in the UK through the Sports Orthopaedics Research Foundation. Ian is also an Honorary Professor Associate in the Brunel University Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance.

Selected Published Work

Gupte CM, Smith A, McDermott ID, Bull AMJ, Thomas RD, Amis AA. Meniscofemoral ligaments revisited. J Bone Joint Surg [Br].2002; 84-B(6): 846 – 851

McDermott ID, Richards S, Hallam P, Tavares S, Lavelle J, Amis AA. A biomechanics study of four different meniscal repair systems, comparing pull-out strengths and gapping under cyclic loading. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc.2003; 11(1): 23 – 29

McDermott ID, Sharifi F, Bull AMJ, Gupte CM, Thomas RW, Amis AA. An anatomical study of meniscal allograft sizing. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc.2004; 12(2): 130 – 135

McDermott ID, Amis AA. The consequences of meniscectomy. J Bone Joint Surg [Br].2006; 88-B(12): 1549 – 1556

Amadi HO, Gupte CM, Lie DTT, McDermott ID, Amis AA, Bull AMJ. A biomechanics study of the meniscofemoral ligaments and their contribution to contact pressure reduction in the knee. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2008; 16(11): 1004 – 1008

McDermott ID, Lie DTT, Edwards A, Bull AMJ, Amis AA. The effects of lateral meniscal allograft transplantation techniques on tibia-femoral contact pressures. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc.2008; 16(6): 553 – 560

Masouros SD, McDermott ID, Bull AMJ, Amis AA. Biomechanics of the meniscus-meniscal ligament construct of the knee. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2008: 16(12): 1121 – 1132

McDermott ID. What tissue bankers should know about the use of allograft meniscus in orthopaedics. Cell and Tissue Banking.2010; 11: 75 – 85

O’Donovan G, Blazevich AJ, Boreham C, Cooper AR, Crank H, Ekelund U, Fox KR, Gately P, Giles-Corti B, Gill JM, Hamer M, McDermott ID, Murphy M, Mutrie N, Reilly JJ, Saxton JM, Stamatakis E. The ABC of Physical Activity for Health: a consensus statement from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Journal of Sports Sciences.2010; 28(6): 573 – 91

McDermott ID. Meniscal tears, repairs and replacement: their relevance to osteoarthritis of the knee. Br J Sports Med dos:10.1136/bjsm.2010.081257

Tudor F, McDermott ID, Myers P. Meniscal repair: a review of current practice. 2014; 28(2): 88 – 96


Kazunori Yasuda
, M.D., Ph.D.
Executive and Vice-President of Hokkaido UniversityProfessor, Department of Sports Medicine and Knee Joint Surgery, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

Professor Yasuda graduated from Hokkaido University in 1976. He completed his Orthopaedic Residency at Hokkaido University Hospital in 1980. He became a Research Fellow from 1990 to 1991 at the Section of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Vermont College of Medicine, U.S.A., under the direction of Professor Robert Johnson. He became a Professor and Chairman of Sports Medicine and Knee Joint Surgery, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, in 1997. He served as a Dean of Hokkaido University School of Medicine from 2009 to 2011. At present, he serves as an Executive and Vice-President of Hokkaido University since 2013, continuing with his research activity. Hokkaido University is a member of the National Seven Universities established as the best national higher education or research institute in Japan.

Professor Yasuda is best known for his contribution to the progression of anatomic double-bundle ACL reconstruction using the hamstring tendon. He is a skillful knee surgeon as well as a distinguished scientist in the field of biomechanics and biomaterials. He has received several international awards, including “Excellence in Research Award 1993” from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He has published over 200 journal articles, including 39 articles published in American Journal of Sports Medicine, which have been cited approximately 5000 times. His 2 clinical articles on “anatomic double-bundle ACL reconstruction” have been selected as the top 1% of highly cited articles in the entire scientific field. He presently is serving as an Editorial Board member of six international Journals including American Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, and KSSTA.

Professor Yasuda has been an Active Member of International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) since the establishment in 1995. He contributed to ISAKOS as a Member at Large from 2005 to 2009, a Deputy Chair of Program Committee from 2005 to 2007, and a Chair of Program Committee from 2005 to 2007. He is on the Board of Directors of the Asia-Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society. He has contributed to many Japanese societies taking on the role of the President, such as Japanese Arthroscopy Association (2000-2001), Japanese Society of Clinical Biomechanics (2004-2005), Japanese Orthopaedic Society for Knee, Arthroscopy, and Sports Medicine (2010-2011), Japanese Society of Joint Diseases (2014-2015), and etc.

Selected Published Work

Kondo E, Yasuda K, Onodera J, Kawaguchi Y, Kitamura N: Effects of Remnant Tissue Preservation on Clinical and Arthroscopic Results After Anatomic Double-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 43(8):1882-92, 2015

Kondo E, Merican AM, Yasuda K, Amis AA: Biomechanical analysis of knee laxity with isolated anteromedial or posterolateral bundle-deficient anterior cruciate ligament. Arthroscopy. 30(3): 335-43, 2014

Tsukada S, Fujishiro H, Watanabe K, Nimura A, Mochizuki T, Mahakkanukrauh P, Yasuda K, Akita K: Anatomic variations of the lateral intercondylar ridge: relationship to the anterior margin of the anterior cruciate ligament. Am J Sports Med. 42(5): 1110-7, 2014

Kitamura N, Ogawa M, Kondo E, Kitayama S, Tohyama H, Yasuda K: A novel medial collateral ligament reconstruction procedure using semitendinosus tendon autograft in patients with multiligamentous knee injuries: clinical outcomes. Am J Sports Med. 41(6): 1274-81, 2013

Kondo E, Yasuda K, Katsura T, Hayashi R, Kotani Y, Tohyama H: Biomechanical and Histological Evaluations of the Doubled Semitendinosus Tendon Autograft After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Sheep. Am J Sports Med. 40 (2): 315-24, 2012

Yasuda K, Kondo E, Kitamura N, Kawaguchi Y, Kai S, Tanabe Y: A pilot study of anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with ligament remnant tissue preservation. Arthroscopy. 28(3): 343-353, 2012:

Yasuda K, van Eck CF, Hoshino Y, Fu FH, Tashman S: Anatomic single- and double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, part 1: basic science. Am J Sports Med. 39(8):1789-99. 2011

Yasuda K, Tanabe Y, Kondo E, Kitamura N, Tohyama H: Anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Arthroscopy. 26(9): S21-S34, 2010

Yasuda K, Kitamura N, Gong JP, Arakaki K, Kwon HJ, Onodera S, Chen YM, Kurokawa T, Kanaya F, Ohmiya Y, Osada Y: A novel double-network hydrogel induces spontaneous articular cartilage regeneration in vivo in a large osteochondral defect. Macromol Biosci, 9(4): 307-316, 2009

Yasuda K, Ichiyama H, KondoE, Miyatake S, Inoue M, and Tanabe Y: An in vivo biomechanical study on the tension-versus-knee flexion angle curves of two grafts in anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: Effects of initial tension and internal tibial rotation. Arthroscopy. 24(3): 276-284, 2008

Kondo E, Yasuda K, Azuma H, Tanabe Y, Yagi T: Prospective clinical comparisons of anatomic double-bundle versus single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction procedures in 328 consecutive patients. Am J Sports Med. 36(9): 1675-1687, 2008

Yasuda K, Kondo E, Ichiyama H, Tanabe Y, Tohyama H: Clinical evaluation of anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction procedure using hamstring tendon grafts: Comparisons among 3 different procedures. Arthroscopy, 22(3): 240-251, 2006

Yoshikawa T, Tohyama H, Katsura T, Kondo E, Kotani Y, Matsumoto H, Toyama Y, Yasuda K: Effects of local administration of vascular endothelial growth factor on mechanical characteristics of the semitendinosus tendon graft after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in sheep. Am J Sports Med. 34(12): 1918-1925, 2006

Yasuda K, Kondo E, Ichiyama H, Kitamura N, Tanabe Y, Tohyama H, Minami A: Anatomic reconstruction of the anteromedial and posterolateral bundles of the anterior cruciate ligament using hamstring tendon grafts. Arthroscopy, 20(10): 1015-1025, 2004

Tomita F, Yasuda K, Mikami S, Sakai T, Yamazaki S, Tohyama H: Comparisons of intraosseous graft healing between the doubled flexor tendon graft and the bone-patellar tendon-bone graft in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Arthroscopy, 17(5): 461-476, 2001

Yamanaka M, Yasuda K, Nakano H, Wada T, Tohyama H: The effect of cyclic displacement on the biomechanical characteristics of anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions. Am J Sports Med, 27(6): 772-777, 1999

Yasuda K, Tsujino J, Tanabe Y, Kaneda K: Effects of initial graft tension on clinical outcome after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Autogenous doubled hamstring tendons connected in series with polyester tapes. Am J Sports Med, 25(1): 99-106, 1997

Yasuda K, Tsujino J, Ohkoshi Y, Tanabe Y, Kaneda K: Graft site morbidity with autogenous semitendinosus and gracilis tendons. Am J Sports Med, 23(6): 706-714, 1995

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